One of the most important and costly parts of your plumbing system, it’s important to get the job done right when it comes to water heater installation in San Jose. To ensure success for your water heater installation in San Jose, our team of plumbing experts has prepared this FAQ guide to help you avoid common mistakes and get answers to common questions.

Can I do the water heater installation myself?
You can, but we’ve had many customers come to us over the years telling us there were simply too overwhelmed or attempted the water heater installation themselves and gave up. Worse yet, some people come to us after they had a faulty or unprofessional installation done that resulted in problems, so we strongly suggest partnering with a professional, fully licensed plumber like Performance Plumbing who has years of experience doing these installations to ensure a smooth installation. In addition, if you’re not sure about what type of water heater to choose, a professional like Performance Plumbing can help you analyze your situation and let you know which options are most suitable.


How much does professional water heater installation cost?
Costs range depending on the type of water heater you choose, the technology it comes with, any accessories you might want or need, and other variables. In addition, the Bay Area unfortunately does tend to be a little more expensive that the national average, so take national price listings with a grain of salt. Prices generally range between $700 to $2,500 — but of course this is a general figure and quite a large range, so feel free to call us or send a quick email and we can provide a fast, free estimate with no obligation.


How should I choose the right water heater for my property?
There are many factors to consider, starting with water heater type: storage tank water heaters (the most common), tankless or on-demand water heaters (eco-friendly, but expensive up-front costs and may not be good for multiple points of use), point-of-use or utility water heaters (small units good for outbuildings, shops or garages), and mobile home water heaters. If you’re doing a standard home installation, you’ll probably want to stick with a storage tank water heater. Be sure to also consider the fuel type (gas, electric, propane, etc.) and the size of the water heater to make sure it fits properly into the space where you want to install it. If you’re unsure about which water heater to purchase, remember that an expert like Performance Plumbing will be happy to help explain the options in detail so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

Should I get an eco-friendly water heater?
Eco-friendly sounds great — just about all of us in the Bay Area want to be friendly to the environment, after all. However, it’s not quite as simple as that. Some of the tankless, on-demand water heaters can be much more expensive to both purchase and install, upwards of three times the cost of a traditional water heater, so be sure to choose wisely. If you haven’t picked a water heater yet, consider talking to a professional like Performance Plumbing first, who can help you find the best options for your price range.


What’s the best way to find a water heater installation expert in San Jose?

We recommend starting with Yelp and looking for strong reviews and ratings, and then also checking for a plumbing license and experience. If you want to get started right away or simply have more questions, give us a call or send us an email today and our friendly staff will be happy to get you the help you need.